An EHR is a longitudinal electronic version of a patient’s medical information. This includes patient demographics, progress notes, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data, and radiology or other reports. The EHR streamlines provider access to patient information, and has the potential to help providers improve quality of care. Having readily accessible, centralized data about each patient can help providers reduce medical and prescribing errors by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records and prescriptions. EHRs can increase efficiency by reducing redundant tests and services as well as delays in treatment. Additionally, EHRs may help make health records more accessible to patients, thus helping them become better informed and capable of advocating for themselves. Overall, the EHR can transform health care delivery to be more accurate, better coordinated, as well as more time- and cost-efficient.
- AN INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS
This chapter explains a brief history of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), methods of entering information in an EHR program, acronyms for EHRs, barriers to EHR use, describe the benefits of EHR and discuss the current EHR incentives.
- HISTORY OF THE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM
The idea of recording patient information electronically instead of on paper – the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) – has been around since the late 1960‘s, when Larry Weed introduced the concept of the Problem Oriented Medical Record into medical practice.1 Until then, doctor‘s usually recorded only their diagnoses and the treatment they provided. Weed‘s innovation was to generate a record that would allow a third party to independently verify the diagnosis.
- ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS: HISTORY IN THE MAKING
This article focuses on EHR functional capabilities and applications, early history of EHR technology, EHRs now, and remaining challenges.
- BENEFITS OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHRS)
This webpage focuses on electronic medical record (EMR) information and communication technology (ICT) systems.
- REVIEWING THE BENEFITS AND COSTS OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS AND ASSOCIATED PATIENT SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
This article focuses on general benefits and potential costs of various health IT applications including electronic health records (EHRs), computerized physicians order entry (CPOE) systems, and clinical decision support
- THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD
This article discusses the important aspects of benefits and challenges of an electronic medical record.
- IMPLEMENTING ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
This paper explains why information systems are important in many healthcare projects in the developing world.
- WHAT DO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS MEAN FOR OUR PRACTICE
This article discusses the challenges of a Paper-Based System, Benefits of EHRs, Practice Preparation from Paper to EHRs, EHR Activities and Benefits.
- RECOMMENDATIONS ON ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS STANDARDS IN INDIA
This report provides a structured overview of the key EMR standards with respect to Indian conditions. A detailed discussion on the interoperability and standards that include a discussion on the goals, categories of adoption of standards, clinical standards, EMR/EHR, ownership, privacy and security aspects, healthcare informatics standards, and the various coding systems are carried out followed by the detailing of the minimum data set that any Indian EMR must have. A background on EMR and EHR and its use is provided, followed by a list of the various stakeholders. A short study of the efforts world-wide including country-wise analysis of similar efforts and their current state is also outlined.
- ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD: MEANINGFUL USE AND USABILITY
This article focuses on meaningful use and usability of EMR.
- USABILITY OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS
This article focuses on flexible navigation, personalization and customization, accessing multiple patients, delegation of responsibility among medical personnel, and enabling data variations and visualizations.
- IMPROVING CARE: PRIORITIES TO IMPROVE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD
The American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes the potential value of electronic health records (EHRs). Effective use of EHRs is a key element in achieving the AMA guidelines describes EHR Usability Priorities such us Key Challenges Physicians Face with Current EHRs, Support Team-Based Care, Promote Care Coordination, Reduce Cognitive Workload, Solutions, Facilitate Digital and Mobile Patient Engagement, Expedite User Input into Product Design and Post-Implementation Feedback.
- EMRS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE: PROMISE AND PITFALLS
This American College of Physicians policy paper focuses the barrier and implementation of EMR and also refers to use of the terms of EMR and EHR.
- BEYOND ADOPTION: DOES MEANINGFUL USE OF EHR IMPROVE QUALITY OF CARE?
This report focuses on the federal initiative for meaningful use (MU) of EHR aims to maximize the potential of quality improvement, yet there is little empirical study on the impact of the initiative and, more broadly, the relation between MU and quality of care. Leveraging features of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for exogenous variations, we examine the impact of MU on healthcare quality. We found evidence that MU significantly improves quality of care.
- PERCEPTIONS OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE QUALITY OF CARE: RESULTS FROM A SURVEY OF PATIENTS IN FOUR STATES
As federal resources are invested into wider adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in primary care practices, it is important to understand patients’ perceptions of EHRs, including their effect on the patient-provider relationship, quality of care, and views toward
data security and confidentiality.
- ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS: A GUIDE TO EHR SELECTION, IMPLEMENTATION AND INCENTIVES
ASCRS Guidelines provide the detailed information on EHR implementation, EHR vendor selection, imaging considerations for Ophthalmology, medicare, EHR incentive program guide, meaningful use requirements.
- ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY: CASE STUDY ON SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION AT THE EYE CENTER OF CENTRAL PA
This report aims to clarify misconceptions about EHR and shows how it can be successfully integrated into a busy ophthalmic environment.
- SATISFACTION RATES WITH ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS
This article focuses on benefits, challenges, complexities, and the broad and diverse reactions to EHRs.
- HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SELECT AND IMPLEMENT ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) IN SMALL AMBULATORY PRACTICE SETTINGS
This article points out the factors of implementation of electronic health records (EHR) in small ambulatory practice.
- 8 POPULAR EHR MYTHS DEBUNKED
This article focuses on how to remove the roadblocks to incorporating EHRs by knowing the facts.
- EHRS: IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCES
The Eye Institute of West Florida transitioned to electronic health records (EHRs) in 2011. Many of our associates had shared their conversion nightmares, so we delayed as long as we could without missing governmental incentives. Anticipating the necessity of the move, we researched various software programs over several years. Experiences shared by members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators were invaluable. We talked to and visited other practices, and we carefully analyzed how the right software could best meet our patient-flow and practice patterns.
- ARCHITECTING AN EHR SYSTEMS TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
This article gives some tips on how to avoid the iceberg and instead establish the foundation for success with the ongoing process of EHR implementation.
- EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT CODING CHALLENGES WITH EHRS
Medicare and other third-party payers prioritize medical decision making for code selection.
- ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS: MANUAL FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
WHO manual provides a general overview, some basic definitions and examples of EHR practices. Also covered are points for consideration when moving towards the introduction of an EHR, some issues and challenges which may need to be addressed and some possible strategies, along with steps and activities to implementation.
- OPHTHALMOLOGY UPDATE EMR - CLEVELAND CLINIC
Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute's Ophthalmology Update: Perspective on the undeniable assimilation of electronic medical records (EMR) into the practice of ophthalmology.
- EMR SOFTWARE
The SN TCS Ophthalmic EMR software is an essential tool to manage patient records and streamline the workflow. It allows to see more patients each day, reduces the costs associated with managing your hospital, and ensures patient safety and confidentiality. Implementing the ophthalmic EMR is easy and takes a minimal amount of time to install, learn and maintain.
- OPHTHALMOLOGY EHR: READY TO USE, EASY TO CUSTOMIZE
CureMD Ophthalmology EHR system supports built-in templates attuned to Ophthalmology that automate and streamline the entire workflow. In addition to the standard EHR functionalities, CureMD Ophthalmology EHR also integrates with Ophthalmology Diagnostic systems to perform various procedures such as retinal scans and instantly adds digital images and results directly to patient records. Similarly, Ophthalmologists are also able to import Ophthalmology specific content such as automated refraction measurements. The system unifies information gathered from EHR, Practice Management and electronic billing for analysis, trending and reporting.
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